Just kidding! I'm not going to subject you readers (both of you) to more fall in Milwaukee pictures...
But i don't really have an awesome post planned either.... So, I'm just going to dump a bunch of images of things i have been up to.
Starting with work stuff (I work in the education dept. of an art museum so we do all kinds of projects) Most of these have stories behind them but i'll spare you, dear readers.
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My daughter wants to be Oogie Boogie from The Nightmare Before Christmas this year.. I dont really have high hopes for the project, but the concept sketch turned out pretty cute:
In other news; I finally cleaned my sewing room. I found chunks of rock salt in there... That means I havnt touched it since there was snow on the ground... yeesh. It was no small task. That area had become a freaky cath-all for trash, broken appliances, laundry and junk mail... To celebrate I made myself a new messenger bag. Every fall/winter (aka - coat season) I switch from shoulder bag to messenger style, as shoulder bags some how do not seem to stay on my actual shoulder when i am wearing a jacket.
The bag is kind of a hodge-podge Frankenbag. The strap is salvaged from a coach purse that kicked the bucket (last years cross-body winter bag) The denim that i used was rescued from a super old Milwaukee landmark that went out of business a few years ago, Goldman's Department Store. I had TONS of it, and I love it, but finally I arrived at my final 2 yards. The piping on the zipper pockets is a vintage scrap that has been in my stash for years etc...
Dont even ask about that weird zipper on the flap. trust me, I do have plans for it.... It will not remain nonfunctional for long... Will likely update when complete. Note - bag is currently in use.
Alright this concludes the picture dump. Almost... have a few close-ups of sewing notions why dont you. Check out my sweet organizational skillz - PEACE OUT!